Square 49 - Iridescent Puzzle

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Discover the beauty of light and expand your mind with this unique, 49-piece Waves Puzzle! Iridescent lucite acrylic pieces magically change color as the light shifts, and the laser cut pieces click together for a satisfying experience.

Featuring a tricky cut pattern procedurally designed by architect Benjamin Sachs, Waves combines a jigsaw puzzle with a packing puzzle for a mind clearing meditation. The square center piece symbolizes stability, appearance of order, paradox in simplicity, orientation and logic.

It's a perfect way to enjoy some screen-free time with friends, or find your own flow state - and when you're done, it makes a gorgeous art piece!

Completed puzzle: 8" x 8" x 1/8" acrylic (203 mm x 203 mm x 3 mm)
Gift box: 4.25" x 4.25" x 2.75"
Level 5 of 10



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Like many things in life, the Waves Puzzle has more than one possible solution!

Aside from the solution pictured on the box, the challenges below show the many other ways you can try to solve your puzzle! Try another when you feel like exploring other geometric possibilities!

Tag us @wavespuzzle on IG with your solutions!

Box Solution

Complete the 49-piece square with a square center piece. Stumped?! Step-by-step is here.


Combine two or more Waves Puzzle colors to create your own intricate patterns.


Make a 3x3 square with a square center piece, 9 pieces total.


Make a 5x5 square with a square center piece, 25 pieces total.

Secrets Secrets...

Find the secret second solution using all 49-pieces keeping the square piece at the center.


Make a 49-piece square but shift the square piece off center.

Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
Tony F.
Perfect Puzzle

Love this. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but the quality is so much better than that of a cardboard puzzle. Love that there are different ways to solve it, and also love how satisfying it is to hear the click of the pieces going together - I use this for stress relief sometimes! Also makes a great gift for someone. Great puzzle, and looking forward to seeing different ones in the future.

Dian M.

This puzzle is a great test of one’s logic, patience, perseverance & reasoning skills. It’ll drive you nuts!! It’s terrifically, frustratingly addictive!

such a cool piece!!

I saw this and really wanted to get it for my reception/waiting area!! glad I did! its very unique and very pretty and fun to solve. also love the box it came in for easy storage.

Linda M.

It is a different and fun way to solve a puzzle!

Alyssa C.
Pretty but sharp!

I like this puzzle but I’m worried that someone might cut themselves on it if I leave it in my waiting room as I intended. It’s smaller than I pictured too. It’s pretty!